Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/24 – 8/26

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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 
Thursday, May 24 – Monday, September 3
General Park Hours
Monday through Thursday: 1pm – 11pm
Friday: 1pm – 1am
Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Skating, Mini Golf & Midway Rides end 30 minutes prior to close.
The Bar at the Waterfront Crabshack
Monday through Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Chickie’s & Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack
Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 1pm – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Franklin Fountain Clubhouse Cabin
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10:30pm
Entrance to the park is free and open to the public. Roller skating, mini-golf, games, rides and concessions are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday August 24, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Dental Health Story Time
10:30 AM
at Middletown Free Library
Children’s Dental Health of Aston will be at the Middletown Free Library for a special story time presentation! A dental hygienist will read a book or two about basic dental hygiene and have kids brush the teeth of a DRAGON! Kids will also be given prizes for participating.
Registration is not required. Great for ages 7 and under!
Details HERE

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
at Bartram’s Gardens 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Join in for free indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation classes in the garden this summer, open to the public free of charge on Fridays thanks to a new partnership with the Family Practice and Counseling Network. Classes are conducted rain or shine on the porch of Bartram’s Garden’s Eastwick Pavilion.
Yoga class will begin promptly at 10:30 and run through 11:30.
Walking meditation will begin promptly at 11:30 and run through 12:15.
Please wear comfortable clothes and show up early enough to allow yourself time to walk through the garden to Eastwick Hill. Feel free to bring your own mat, but if you don’t one we’ll have plenty on hand for you to use! All levels of experience are welcome, including first-timers.
Details HERE

Narberth Creativity Camp Performance
3 PM & 6 PM
at Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet 29 N Narberth Ave, Narberth PA
Narberth Creativity Camp is a unique collaboration between The Handwork Studio, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and Sweet Mabel Folk Art & Fine Craft Studio for kids ages 8-15. Kids spend time at each studio (all located on the same block) to create costumes, scenery, props and a performance or theatrical reading.
This summer’s performance day is August 24th. We will put on TWO performances of Alice in Wonderland – at 3:00 and at 6:00. Performances are free and open to the public, but space is limited so RSVP is required. (Reservations accepted for 1 performance only per person.)
For more information on Narberth Creativity Camp, registration is through The Handwork Studio here: http://www.thehandworkstudio.com/narberth-creativity-camp
Details HERE

Music Jeopardy
4 PM – 5:30 PM
at Sharon Hill Library
Children of all ages are welcomed to Sign up at circ desk.
Details HERE

Splash Party hosted by Friends of Linwood Park
5 PM
at Linwood Park Linwood & Athens Avenues, Ardmore, PA
Bring the little ones to the park for some water fun in our sprinklers to cool off from this hot summer sun. If you decide to grab dinner whilst you’re there, Ardmore Pizza have kindly agreed to offer a 20% discount on all orders delivered to the park. Please note, this is not a drop off event, adult supervision is required.
Details HERE

Hedgerow Theatre School presents Shrek Jr
5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Pizza & Movie Night – Sherlock Gnomes
5 PM – 7 PM
at Middletown Free Library
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CLICK HERE!
Mr. Jason & the library will be ordering pizzas & water for families to enjoy while we watch a movie after-hours at the library. Feel free to bring snacks to share or a few $$$ to help with the cost, if you are able to.
After the movie, we will make a craft that ties in with the film! Registration is required!
(Reminder: The library is closed during the program, but only the downstairs is open for those attending the movie.)
Details HERE

Nighthawks and Herons – Sunset Birding on the Boardwalk
6 PM – 7:30 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia
Meet on the Big Boardwalk to enjoy the sunset spectacle of herons heading to roost! We’ll keep eyes to the skies for other birds, including Nighthawks!
Details HERE

Board Game Night!
6 PM – 9 PM
at Kia’s Cakes & Cafe 16 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA
Join for a fun night of boardgaming! Serious and casual games will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.
Details HERE

Meet Doug Pederson at B&N Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA!
7:30 PM – 10 PM
at Barnes and Noble Rittenhouse 1805 Walnut St, Philadelphia
Join in welcoming Doug Pederson, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, to B&N Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA on 8/24 at 7:30PM in celebration of his new book FEARLESS: How an Underdog Becomes a Champion!
For details on how to attend, call the store or visit:https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061944137-0
Details HERE

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market 
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Details  HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market 
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore PA
Details HERE

Kids Club – Kawaii Canvas Art
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2, ages 3-8, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Kawaii Canvas Art
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Butterfly Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
at Colonial Gardens 745 Schuylkill Rd, Phoenixville, PA
Our annual Butterfly Festival is back! All are welcome to attend this free event, during which we will be releasing over 200 monarch butterflies! While all of our butterflies have been reserved, we will also have a variety of amazing local vendors, food, and hayrides. Additionally, everything in the store wil be 20% off!
The event will take place in our Gardens at Colonial event space. Releases will occur at 11:30am and 2pm, with educational seminars about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly at 11am and 1:30pm. If you are releasing a butterfly, we encourage you to arrive well before your event as we expect our parking lot to be full.
Parking: The store has a large parking lot, but we anticipate that we will need overflow parking. If you find that the parking lot is full when you arrive, you should park across the stree at Zion Lutheran Church. We will have a shuttle to bring guests from Zion Lutheran to the Butterfly Festival. In an effort to be greener and ease parking, we encourage guests to carpool if possible!
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring We Don’t Eat Our Classmates
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so delicious. That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine. Join us and get a coupon from our Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Details HERE

Hedgerow Theatre School presents Shrek Jr
11 AM
Details and ticket info HERE

Chess Club
11 AM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!
Details HERE

Cow Pie Bingo and Swim Party
11 AM
at Ridley Park Swim Club 610 Hancock Street, Ridley Park PA
Come on out and support the RPSC – $10 gets you a ticket AND a day at the pool!!! There will be vendors too!
Details HERE

Russian Story Time
11 AM – 12 PM
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Last Saturday every month @ 11am
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!”
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Free Muay Thai Seminar
11 AM – 1 PM
at World Class Martial Arts – Boothwyn 812 Conchester Hwy, Boothwyn PA
WCMA will be hosting a FREE Muay Thai Seminar. This seminar will be for all levels Beginner to Advanced. Techniques will be taught to groups based on skill set. If you have ever wanted to try Muay Thai or looking to take your Muay Thai to the next level come and check out this seminar. Special Offer for anyone who joins the program day of seminar.
Details HERE

Dr. Oz at Cherry Hill Mall – Centria Autism Services Presents: Health & Wellness Expo
with Dr. Oz!

11 AM – 4 PM
11am-4pm • Grand Court Stage
Dr. Oz Appearance
12 pm-1:30 pm
Dr. Oz will host a panel with Centria Autism Services and Jefferson Health of New Jersey. Plus, come join Dr. Oz on a tour of “The Good Life.” He’ll help you find what you really want in your quest for happiness, health, and personal growth. How do you cope with the imperfections of life? What holds you back from the change that you want to see in yourself? Through a visual journey of video clips and animations, Dr. Oz brings alive a message of hope that will entertain as well as inform so you can sleep better, cope better, and achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
Vendor Showcase
11 am -4 pm
Local experts, such as doctors, dentists, and surgeons will be on-hand to answer all of your health and wellness questions. Lifestyle experts will also be on hand to answer your pressing questions about banking, insurance, and more!
RSVP Required – this is a FREE event
Details and RSVP/Ticket info HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
All ages welcome (suitable for ages 6 and under).
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
=Registration required
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Tropical Paint Reveal Art
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Book Signing
1 PM – 3 PM
at Sharon Hill Library
Author Dr. Daisy Nelson Century will be reading and signing her book entitled, Zach and his Lucky Zebra Socks
Details HERE

Pop Up Naturalist at Newlin Grist Mill – “Stream Life”
1 PM – 5 PM
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills PA
Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!
All ages; FREE.
Details HERE

Arts in the Park: Delco Symphony Brass Quintet!
6 PM – 7:30 PM
at  Glen Providence Park in Media PA
For the 3rd performance in our free and family-friendly 2018 Arts in the Park, Friends of Glen Providence Park is delighted to present the Delco Symphony Brass Quintet! The Delaware County Symphony is a community orchestra established in 1971 that is dedicated to providing outstanding musical experiences for residents of the Delaware County area, and features both large and small ensembles. They’ll play Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, popular show tunes, and even J.S. Bach!
Rain date Sunday, August 26
Free, family-friendly & open to the public
Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for an evening concert.
Details HERE

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Delco News Network Flea Market
8 AM – 3 PM
at Delaware County Community College, Rt 352 and Media Line Rd, Marple Township
More than 120 Vendors
No Pets or skateboards permitted

Media Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Edgemont Street Between Barrall Field and Media Elementary Playground
The Media Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that the Market will be returning May 13! We have been working hard to find many great new vendors, as well as some of the old favorites, to bring you the best and freshest local fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, and much more! Join us for our opening market on Sunday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm on Edgemont St. between State and Front Streets.
Details HERE

Bugs and Butterflies
10 AM – 2 PM
at Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd, Media PA
Join us for our annual celebration of butterflies and bugs. 
Come and watch our monarch tagging demonstrations.
New this year! Visit the arthropods from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, and get up close and personal with a real beehive thanks to our friends
at Church Lane Apiary.
FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine.
Details HERE

Studio Open House with Moana
10 AM – 4 PM
at From the Top Studio of Dance 3603 Chapel Rd, Newtown Square PA
Join us for an open house and a meet and greet! We will be open from 10am-4pm and Moana will be at the studio from 12pm-3pm. Bring the kids for fun games, singing, dancing, snacks and FUN! We will also be raffling off some prizes for FTT Gear and also a chance to win a recital package worth over $200!
Demo Classes: (free and open to the public)
Broadway Jazz – 10:30-10:50 (ages 7+)
Movers & Shakers – 11:30-11:50 (ages 2-4yrs)
Combination Classes – 12:30-12:50 (ages 4 – 8)
Hip Hop – 1:30-1:50 (ages 6 – 10)
Cheer Dance – 2:30-2:50 (ages 8-12)
Lyrical – 3:30-3:50 (ages 8-12)
Details HERE

Sundays with PopUpPlay
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 South Columbus, Philadelphia, PA
Sundays, May 13th – September 30th
In conjunction with PopUpPlay and other great Philly nonprofits, this program will offer a variety of free kids activities with monthly themes. Children and families will engage in interactive activities through art, music, science, and physical movement that revolve around themes like water science, civic engagement, building, and more
Details HERE

West Chester Railroad Summer Picnic Special
Every Sun June 3 – Sept 23
12 PM ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Competition and Show
2 PM – 9 PM
at RP McMurphy’s 2623 MacDade Blvd, Holmes PA
Coming to RP McMurphy’s Sunday August 26th 2018. S&M Entertainment and Promotions is Proud to present. RP McMurphy’s First Annual Harley Davidson Motorcycle Show and Competition. This Event is to help raise money for The Cerebral Palsy Association of Delaware County.
Sorry Harley Davidson Motorcycles Only!!
Attention Motorcyclists:
The Harley Davidson Only Bike Show and Competition’s new Date is Sunday August 26th at 2PM at RP McMurphy’s.
There’s been a lot of scheduling issues, but We got it nailed down now.
Registration starts at 2:30 and is over at 5:00PM. Judging starts at 5:15PM and ends at 7:30PM. There are 2 categories (Custom Harley and Stock Harley) and one Best of Show Award. There is also a 50/50 and we’re looking for local businesses for donation sponsors. Registration Money raised for this Event is being given to The Cerebral Palsy Association Of Delaware County.
Early Registration starts this Wednesday and ends the Wednesday 15th of August.
The First 20 Early Registrants.
Get a One Pitcher Of Domestic Draft.
Registration is $20.00 till Thursday August 23rd 2018.
Details HERE

Hedgerow Theatre School presents Shrek Jr
5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Theatre in the X presents The Wiz
5 PM – 7:30 PM
at Malcolm X Park 5150 Pine St, Philadelphia PA
FREE
BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)
This is The Wiz like you’ve never seen it before! An homage to Hip Hop and Black cinema of the late 80s/early 90s, our iconic characters will journey through an Oz remixed with all the nuance and cultural swag of the Black experience in America.
In lieu of purchasing a ticket, please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/theatre-in-the-x-presents-the-wiz
Details HERE

The Phillie Phanatic is coming to Richman’s Ice Cream in Prospect Park
6-7 PM
323 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park, PA
Details HERE

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